PCOS-Friendly Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
by Fran Jakubowicz on Oct 03, 2023
If you're seeking a delicious and nutritious PCOS-friendly meal, look no further! Our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto recipe is thoughtfully crafted to support your PCOS management journey. With a medley of wholesome ingredients and a burst of flavor, this dish is your passport to a fulfilling and balanced diet.
- 2 large zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 lb of grilled chicken breast (or roasted chickpeas for a vegetarian option)
- 1/2 cup of your favorite pesto sauce (homemade or store-bought)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
How to Prepare:
Spiralize the Zucchinis:
- Begin by spiralizing the zucchinis into noodle-like ribbons. It's not only a fun process but also a fantastic way to incorporate more veggies into your diet.
Cherry Tomatoes Magic:
- Take your cherry tomatoes and halve them. This adds a pop of color and a hint of natural sweetness to your dish, while the antioxidants enhance its nutritional profile.
Choose Your Protein:
- You have options here! Grill some chicken for a lean protein kick, or roast chickpeas for a plant-based, protein-packed alternative. Both complement the zucchini noodles and pesto beautifully.
- Drizzle half a cup of your preferred pesto sauce (whether homemade or store-bought) over the zucchini noodles and your choice of protein.
Season and Toss:
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, and gently toss everything together until the zucchini noodles and protein are evenly coated with the pesto sauce.
Garnish with Basil:
- Finish off your creation with fresh basil leaves. Not only do they add a touch of fragrance and color, but they also contribute antioxidants to your meal.
To complement the vibrant flavors of this dish, consider serving it with sides like brown rice or whole wheat naan. These options provide a satisfying balance to the flavors, making your meal even more wholesome and PCOS-friendly.